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Dr Janet Jarvis

Position Cluster Leader: Social Sciences Education/ Lecturer
Discipline Life Orientation Education
Phone 083 7821964 / 083 7821964
Email jarvisj@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Edgewood Campus
Office Address   Rm CF131 Tutorial Block

Degrees Held

  • BA (University of Natal)
  • BA Honours (University of Natal)
  • HDE (University of Natal)
  • MEd (University of Stellenbosch) (cum laude)
  • PhD (North West University, Potchefstroom) 

Teaching

  • Undergraduate and post-graduate teaching: BEd, PGCE and BEd Honours

Moderation

  • External moderation for Stellenbosch
  • Wits
  • UFS
  • North West University

Examination

  • UKZN, UNISA, North West, UniZul: MEd both full dissertations and in dissertations in partial fulfilment of degree by coursework and research.

Accomplishments:

  • Flexibility and reinvention of self professionally, moving from the College Sector to the University Sector and undergoing continual curriculum and institutional change.
  • Taking part as a researcher on two international research projects and a current national research project.
  • Graduating with PhD.
  • Disseminating research findings at both national and international conferences and publishing articles in this regard.

Awards:

  • 2007 SANPAD (South African Netherlands programme on Alternatives in Development) Bursary for Masters studies
  • 2010 SANPAD (South African Netherlands programme on Alternatives in Development) Bursary for PhD studies

Research Interests

  • Multireligious Education
  • Life Orientation Education
  • Teacher Identity
  • Gender Equality

Teaching Interests

  • Religion Education
  • Human Rights Education

Supervision

  • BEd Hons: Independent Research Projects

Community Involvement

  • Moderation of papers for local high school
  • Neema primary school reading programme.
  • Leadership in local church.

Publications/Selected Publications (2009 – 2017):

Journal Articles:

  • Jarvis J. (2009). Teacher identity in a context of religious diversity. Alternation Special Edition, 3, 138 – 156.
  • Jarvis J. (2009). The voice of the Religion Education teacher in a context of religious diversity. Alternation Special Edition, 3, 157 – 176.
  • Jarvis J. (2013). Paving the way to transformation: student teacher’s religious identity and Religion Education. Alternation. Special Edition, 10, 131-147.
  • Jarvis J. (2014). Reflections on Gender Identity in a Safe Space for Transforming Classroom Praxis. Journal for the Study of Religion. Special Edition, 27, 169 – 191.

Under review:

  • Jarvis J. & Roux CD (2017). The Impact of Gender Identity on Classroom Praxis.

Chapters in Books

  • 2009 Recent developments in theology and religious studies – the South African experience. in Theology and Religious Studies in Higher Education: Global Perspectives (Eds. D. Bird; S. Smith), Continuum International Publishing Group, London. (co author CAE Moodie) (pp. 162-174).

Complete Research Record:

Papers at conferences

International

  • Religious Education in the Mirror of a Life Trajectory. University of Cape Town, South Africa (February)
  • 2014Teacher gender identity, agency and transformation. 8Th International    Conference on the Dialogical Self, The Hague, Netherlands (August)
  • 2012Paving the way to transformation: student teacher’s religious identity and Religion Education. ISREV XVIII Conference, Turku, Finland (July/August)
  • 2011Teachers’ religious and cultural identities and gender equality. Conference on Human Rights Education in Diversity: Challenges and proposals. Faculty of Education Sciences, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa. (April)
  • 2006Recent developments in theology and religious studies – the South African experience. Conference on Theology and Religious Studies or Theology vs Religious Studies, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. (Co-presenter CAE Moodie). (July)

National

  • 2014Religious and cultural discourses and gender identity capital: the implication for classroom practice/Praxis. 36th ASRSA Conference, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa. (August)
  • 2014Teachers’ religious and cultural identities and gender equality. PhD Colloquium, Faculty of Education Sciences, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa. (January)
  • 2011Paving the way to transformation: student teacher’s religious identity and Religion Education. ASRSA (Association for the Study of Religion in South Africa) Conference in Durban, South Africa: (August)
  • 2010Religion Education: The religious identity of student teachers. University of KwaZulu-Natal 4th annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (September)
  • 2009Teacher identity in a context of religious diversity. ASRSA (Association for the Study of Religion in South Africa) Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (June)        
  • 2008Religion Education as praxis: the voice of the teacher ASRSA (Association for the Study of Religion in South Africa) Conference in Durban, South Africa: (May)
  • 2008       Perplexed, Pedantic or Progressive:  teachers' understanding of the human right to 'religious freedom. EASA (Educational Association of South Africa) Conference in Langebaan, South Africa. (January)
  • The voice of the South African teacher in a context of religious diversity. EASA (Educational Association of South Africa) Conference in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (January)

Conference poster presentation

  • 2006Understanding human rights values in diverse education settings: Exploring pre-service students’ perceptions and reflections.  KENTON/EASA Conference, Wildernis, South Africa. (November)

Research projects

  • 2016     South African Universities Physical Education Association (SAUPEA): Physical Education National Research
  • 2005-2008 Understanding human rights through different belief systems: intercultural and interreligious dialogue. SANPAD-grant for an international project with 4 SA Universities, Stellenbosch, University of the Witwatersrand, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and the University of Utrecht (Netherlands).
  • 2010-2012 Human Rights Education in Diversity: Empowering girls in rural and metropolitan school environments. SANPAD-grant for an international project with 5 SA Universities: the Universities of the North West, Potchefstroom, Witwatersrand, KwaZulu-Natal, Forth Hare, Johannesburg and the University of Utrecht (Netherlands).
  • Jarvis, J. (2008). The Voice of the Teacher in the Context of Religious Freedom: a KwaZulu-Natal Case Study. Unpublished MEd, Curriculum Studies, Stellenbosch University.
  • Jarvis, J. (2013). Female Teachers' Religious and Cultural Identities and Gender Equality. Unpublished PhD, Curriculum Studies, North West University.

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